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I am an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at University College London (UCL) and the author of "Mobilization and Conflict in Multiethnic States."

I am also the co-director in global security of UCL's Global Governance Institute and an affiliated researcher in the R4D project “Ethnic Power Relations and Conflict in Fragile States,” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

I received my Ph.D. in political science from ETH Zürich and was subsequently a visiting postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. I also spent two months as a visiting researcher at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Quito, Ecuador, and two terms as an Amity Institute intern at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

Outside the academic world, I worked as a German language teacher for adult immigrants in Switzerland for over ten years, and volunteered as a social worker in an institution for street children in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, from 2008 to 2009. For more than fifteen years, I have been traveling extensively throughout the world, but most enthusiastically in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

You can download my current CV here.

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